In the Heart of Pu Long Nature Reserve
Having true experience of living in the remote villages and discovering daily life of local people. The stunning scenery during the trek can captivate any adventure lover’s heart.
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Upon arrival in Hanoi, picked up by our local guide, transfer into the center. Check in at hotel, situated in the heart of old quarter. You will walk around the old quarter for having a general look about the city. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia village (B,L,D)
We drive up to Mai Chau town (around 3 hours). En routes, we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies.
After lunch in a traditional stilt house of the Thai people in Poom Coom village, we begin to hike to Hang Kia village, home of the H’mong minority people through some beautiful villages, the gravel tracks and small paths used by the locals.
Dinner and stay overnight in a traditional house, situated in a picturesque valley of peach orchards.
Day 3: Hang Kia – Van village (4 5 hrs trek) (B,L,D)
Breakfast at local house, continuing the track through tropical rain forest, corn fields and some ethnic minority villages to Van Village, it is home of white Thai ethnic. Dinner and taste their homemade rice wine! Stay overnight in their house.
Day 4: Van – Xam Khoe village (4 5 hrs trek)
After breakfast, trek permits you discover several more Thai hamlets by passing the rice paddies and beautiful scenery.
After picnic lunch, we arrive in Xam Khoe village in the afternoon. Dinner and stay overnight in a local house.
Day 5: Xam Khoe – Poom Coom village (B,L,D)
Say farewell with the host after breakfast. Trek back to Mai Chau valley and Poom Coom village through beautiful rice terraces, inhale peaceful atmosphere here in the morning…
Lunch will be served by Thai people, free time for you to stroll around the village in the afternoon. This village is near a small town. So this makes a good chance for you to refresh a bit and prepare for the next challenges of trekking on the following days. Dinner and stay overnight in Poom Coom village.
Day 6: Mai Chau – Pu Luong (B,L,D)
We leave the Poom Coom village after breakfast then drive to the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Get off the vehicle to unbeaten trek to Duom and Hang village for approximately 2.5 hrs through spectacular mountain scenery, rice paddies, water wheels, and talk with lovely local people on the way.
We arrive in the afternoon at a Thai family who is our host this night. Dinner and stay overnight in their house.
Day 7: Eo Ken & Kho Muong villages (B,L,D)
Early waking up and then we stroll around Hang village before having breakfast served by Thai people. We will pass a hard day with a trek of 5-6 hrs by some steep climbs. Lunch on the way at Eo Ken village. You will be happy to admire a beautiful view of valley, rice terraces and rich rain forest. Stay overnight in Kho Muong village.
Day 8: Trek to Nua and Hin villages (B,L,D)
Trek to an incredible cave, only recently discovered and now protected by the Forest rangers. The trekking becomes more remote yet one is never far from a villager tending fields, passing steep limestone mountain, rain forest inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve to Nua village. Picnic lunch will be served up en routes.
We arrive in Hin – the village of Thai people in the afternoon. Discovering and talking with local people. Stay overnight in their house.
Day 9: Hin village – Son village – Hanoi (B,L,D)
We leave Hin village, then hike to Son village by passing through Ba beautiful village. Upon arrival; our driver will pick you up then return to Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free at leisure until transferring to Hanoi airport for your international flight.